Sunday, September 5, 2010

At last ... Quilt For Kids quilts complete

Call me overly ambitious. It's my excuse anyway. :-) But I finished the top Quilt for Kids sent me, then two more. And then, they sat there. Finally got them basted. And then, they sat there. Then, I started counting up how many UFOs I had and ... . Well, I found 26 of them. I say found because I'm sure there are others that I just don't see someplace. And that was just the stuff I had started, not even the stuff I had planned.

So, this past month has been a blitz of sewing. Finished up a top for a baby quilt that will go to some friends and quilted all three of the donation quilts.

Quilt for Kids 1
This is the fabric they sent me and I put it together using the pattern provided. Then quilted it with what was supposed to be peppermint swirls and ended up being more drunk spirals. But the overall effect was quite good and I'm thrilled you can actually see it in the picture!

Quilt For KidsQuilt for Kids back

Quilt for Kids 2
This one is based on the Tumbling Spools pattern from the Moda Bake Blog. And ... it's not a pattern to undertake if you want to a) finish quickly or b) aren't great at triangles. Yowsers! I had maybe a quarter yard of the Snoopy fabric that provided the basis for the spools and the color scheme. Found some soccer fabric for the back to go with it and I really did end up liking it. But it's way more complicated than I would normally recommend for a baby quilt.

Quilt for Kids - Snoopy

Quilt for Kids 3
I've had the fabric at the center of these squares for what feels like forever now. Just a fat quarter. And what can you do with a fat quarter of brightly colored novelty blocks? Well, you can get 12 5.5" squares, which formed the center of my block. Paired it with a bunch of different solids-reading fabrics that I had in my stash (all from the same line, apparently), some white and yeah! Was going to use more of the solids in different sizes pieced together for the back, but ended up going with some cute monkey flannel instead. Rows of straight-ish lines 2" apart and we were done!

Bright baby quilt - Quilt for KidsquiltforBright baby quilt - Quilt for Kidskids2back

As an aside, I'm thinking about entering one of these over at Quilt Gallery because this week's theme is baby quilts. But I can only do one! Thoughts?

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